The facial features are among the most delicate and unique features we have, so even subtle changes can have a dramatic effect on our overall appearance. Men and women as young as their late-20s can experience signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles that cause them to feel self-conscious about their looks. While these changes don’t necessarily constitute the need for thorough procedures such as facelift, there are ways to combat them. Dr. Joseph Berardi is a cosmetic surgeon in Scottsdale who offers a number of minimally invasive facial and cheek fillers that allow patients to maintain their youthful, vibrant appearance without undergoing an extensive procedure. Read below to learn more about the types of dermal fillers offered at Berardi Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery, and contact our practice at 480-397-0711 to schedule a consultation.
Juvederm is a gel filler comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance which is naturally present in the body and provides volume and structure to the skin. Juvederm can be used if you suffer from smile lines, marionette lines, or areas of volume loss. It works by replenishing the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid in targeted areas. Dr. Berardi injects Juvederm into facial features that exhibit signs of aging, particularly around the mouth. In clinical studies, this treatment has proven to last upwards of one full year.
Radiesse is hydroxyapatite, which is designed to turn back the hands of time by replenishing lost volume in the facial features. One of the main causes of wrinkles and fine lines is the loss of collagen. Radiesse is unique in that once it is injected, it provides structure for the skin and actually stimulates the growth of new collagen, providing a natural defense against more wrinkles and fine lines. Radiesse can target wrinkles and skin folds around your mouth, nose, and other areas of volume loss.
Restylane is similar to Juvederm in that it contains hyaluronic acid and can be used to add volume to the skin, particularly around the nose, eye, and mouth. Restylane is also approved for adding fullness to the lips, which can diminish with age.
Treatment with dermal fillers can be completed in about one-half hour or less, depending on the number of areas being treated. It requires little to no downtime or recovery. You may experience some minor redness, swelling or bruising at the injection site, but this subsides within 24 hours. Results from injectable treatments can last anywhere from four months to one year, depending on the degree of your wrinkles and the type of dermal filler used. The final outcome of dermal filler injections is a natural-looking, yet more youthful and refreshed appearance.
If you are experiencing mild to moderate signs of aging on your face, you may be interested in pursuing treatment with dermal fillers. While dermal fillers do produce noticeable anti-aging results, it is important to understand that they will not produce the same results as more thorough procedures such as facelift or browlift in Scottsdale. During your initial consultation, Dr. Berardi will evaluate your candidacy for treatment and address any questions or concerns that you may have.
If you feel that the appearance of fine lines or wrinkles on your face is revealing your true age, you should know that there are treatment options to help you look youthful and vibrant. Dr. Berardi is proud to offer these versatile cosmetic surgery options so that all of his patients can look and feel their best. To learn more about dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane or Radiesse, contact our office at 480-397-0711 to schedule a consultation today. If you are seeking more comprehensive facial plastic surgery and body contouring, Dr. Berardi can also discuss other treatments such as eyelid surgery, abdominoplasty or breast augmentation in Scottsdale, AZ.